Glock storage question

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by Abc1911, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Abc1911

    Abc1911 New Member

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    Okay I noticed after I saftey checked my glock 19 and took the magazine out I racked the slide and pulled the trigger to dry fire it to put it away in the safe and noticed the trigger does not reset unless I rack the slide again so when you store your glock away for a long period of time is it better and safer to store your glock after you pulled the trigger so its not reset or should you rack the slide and reset the trigger, then store it? Does it matter? Im new too glocks my m&p dosent do this after the click you can keep pulling the trigger but on the glock after you hear the click the trigger stays back unless you rack it so how should I have my glock when im putting it in the safe?
     
  2. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    I do store my Glocks either way. Both ways won't hurt them.
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Doesn't really matter. I pull the trigger then put the mag back in (not suggested) and lock it up.
     
  4. Rarity

    Rarity New Member

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    Whatever you feel more comfortable with :p

    It won't hurt your Glock.
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I was going to say "In the river", but....

    Doesn't the original box for the Glock require that the trigger be pulled for it to set in the box correctly?
     
  6. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Idk I'd have to dig it out. Which I'm not gonna do right now. You may be right.
     
  7. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    Mine came in a foam lined carry case. You can stick it in there anyway you want.
     
  8. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I have the Tupperware. I know a big tab goes through the trigger guard to hold the gun in place.
     
  9. Toby59

    Toby59 New Member

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    The original Gen 1 Glock boxes had a post with a flag on it that fit in the trigger guard. It "required" you to press the trigger prior to storage in that box. My understanding was it was to inhibit storing the gun loaded, not because it is better to store the gun with the trigger pressed.

    Bottom line, the gun can be stored either way.
     
  10. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    When you store it throw a couple of moth balls in with it......keeps it fresh
     
  11. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Ding! Ding! We have a winner.
     
  12. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    Don't forget to burp the lid. :D
     
  13. levelcross

    levelcross New Member

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    I like to use bags of rice, cheap, works well and you just toss it in the trash every month or so. I keep one on every shelf of the safe.
     
  14. Abc1911

    Abc1911 New Member

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    Do you put the guns in the rice?
     
  15. Ram Rod

    Ram Rod New Member

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    I've always stored my Glocks with the trigger rearward. The striker spring is not compressed at this point, and on a closed slide and trigger rearward....you know that there's no live round in the chamber when you pick it up. Habit of mine.
     
  16. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    If I am not planning on using them for a long time or storing a new gun for the future. I like to squeeze the trigger before storing it. Probably does not matter either way. I also do that with my ARs and Bolt Guns by squeezing the trigger and slowly closing the bolt. Just the way I do it. As stated it is what ever you feel comfortable with. I went to Glock Armorer School and the Advanced Armorer School at there was no mention either way that I recall!

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  17. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    An unloaded gun is a very expensive club. I store almost all my guns loaded. I take the safety rule "treat every gun as if it were loaded" literally. If you see a gun in my house, you can bet it is loaded.

    The Glock does not have a "second strike" capability. I used to prefer the ability to try a round again. It MAY go off the second time. I now feel if the round is bad, get rid of it (rack the slide) and go on with a second round (tap-rack). If it did not go bang because it hit on an empty chamber, snapping the trigger 100 times will not make it go bang. Tap-rack and get back in the fight.